Entries by Vanessa Wiebe

Country Journal 06-18-18

  On this edition of the AFR Country podcast we’re talking about feeding hungry people and improving soil health at the same time! We recently participated in a program called Farm to Food Bank, which is a partnership with farmers, Oklahoma Assoc. of Conservation Districts and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. soilhealthfoodbankhunger  

Oklahoma Ag Report 06-14-18

  On this week’s show we get a reaction from OFU President Terry Detrick regarding the U.S. Senate advancing its version of the 2018 farm bill. We also talk with Scott Biggs, USDA FSA state director for Oklahoma, about additional help for wildfire victims, and we wrap up the show with Susan Allen, Dairy Max, […]

AFR Golf Tournament set for June 21 in Shawnee, Okla.

The third annual AFR golf tournament is scheduled for Thursday, June 21 at the FireLake Golf Course in Shawnee, Okla., on behalf of the Farmers Union Foundation, Inc. All proceeds of the tournament will support the inaugural Gold Star Classic-AFR Special Needs Livestock Show set for Thursday, August 30 at the Grady County Fairgrounds, Chickasha, […]

Oklahoma Ag Report 06-07-18

    On today’s show we report direct from the Oklahoma wheat fields! We also report on a USDA roundtable discussion on opioid abuse held this week in El Reno. agnewswheatharvest18USDA  

Country Journal 06-07-18

On today’s podcast we take you along as we ride with farmer Brian Vail while he harvests wheat on his farm near Apache in southwest Oklahoma. We also talk with his father, Richard Vail, who says harvest is a family affair! agnewswheatharvest2018  

Oklahoma Ag Report 05-31-18

      On this week’s show we preview the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom tour of farms and businesses along old Route 66, June 5-7. We also talk with Mary Waller, state director for the Oklahoma Monarch and pollinator collaborative, explaining how you can get a free milkweed plant to help the Monarch butterfly. […]

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AFR Women’s Conference set for August 11-12 in Sulphur, Okla.

AFR women are invited to attend the annual AFR Women’s Conference-Weekend in the Springs, August 11th and 12th in Sulphur, Okla.  The historic Artesian Hotel, located in downtown Sulphur, is the headquarters for this fun and educational conference. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to experience a relaxing weekend in beautiful south central Oklahoma for […]

Oklahoma Ag Report 05-24-18

    It’s all about wheat and the farm bill on this week’s show. We talk with Jimmie Musick, Sentinel, Okla., farmer and president of the National Association of Wheat Growers. We also talk with Michael Peters, Okarche, Okla., farmer and a member of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. agnews #wheatfarmbill  

Country Journal 05-18-18

  May is Beef Month! Listen to our conversation with Heather Buckmaster, executive director of the Oklahoma Beef Council explain why we set aside the month of May to celebrate beef. beef